Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa

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Address: De Paule Avenue, San Anton, Attard, BZN 9023, Malta

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.9

Traditional five-star hotel away from the crowds.

This is one of my favourite places to stay on the main island of Malta. Calm and peaceful, this low-rise hotel is tucked away from other tourists in an upmarket residential area – a taste of what Malta was like 20 or 30 years ago. The facilities and levels of comfort are, however, completely up to date.

The Corinthia Palace was the first hotel opened by the Maltese family that now owns eight top-end hotels in and around Europe.

Location
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4.6
90%
Leisure facilities
4.9
90%
Service
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.8
90%

Location

The Corinthia Palace sits almost opposite St Anton Gardens – the public gardens of the private St Anton Palace that is the president’s summer retreat. Right in the middle of Malta, this is an area of large traditional houses for wealthy Maltese, untouched by the tourist boom of the 1970s/80s. There is one excellent restaurant, Etienne’s, walking distance away. Public buses stop nearby and go direct to Valletta one way and Mdina, just a few minutes ride in the other. The hotel also offers a courtesy bus into Valletta and St Julian’s, or could always call you a taxi. If you prefer to have a hire car, there is (unusually for Malta) plenty of free parking.

Bedrooms

Recently refurbished but still traditional in style, many with balconies. I find the standard room colour scheme brighter and fresher than that of the superior rooms, although the superior rooms are larger.

Public areas

The good-sized split-level swimming pool in the garden is an extremely pleasant pleasant place to wind down. No inflatables are allowed and nor is the atmosphere here conducive to young kids splashing and shouting so it is more for adults and older children.

The spa, in its own building in the garden, has a fitness room, a decent-sized indoor swimming pool (access restricted for children under 16), sauna and steam room as well as offering a range of treatments.

Eating and drinking

A choice of inside or al fresco dining with a variety of cuisines. Villa Corinthia - in the high-ceilinged hall of the original nineteenth century villa around which the hotel is built - serves mainly Mediterranean dishes, while The Rickshaw offers a broad range of Asian cooking. Both are popular with locals as well as hotel guests. You can also eat by the swimming pool, and there is a pizza and pasta place (Pasta e Basta) in the garden for less expensive fare.

Leisure facilities

The good-sized split-level swimming pool in the garden is an extremely pleasant pleasant place to wind down. No inflatables are allowed and nor is the atmosphere here conducive to young kids splashing and shouting so it is more for adults and older children.

The spa, in its own building in the garden, has a fitness room, a decent-sized indoor swimming pool (access restricted for children under 16), sauna and steam room as well as offering a range of treatments.
 

Service

Very good. Can get a little busy at times but service is personal and staff go out of their way to be helpful. Very willing to help you chose and book outings, restaurants and transport.

Who stays there

Lots of return guests. Older visitors, couples, a few families and business people.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Away from tourists
  • Tranquil
  • Away from tourist sites
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